University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute


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University of Kentucky Summer Trumpet Institute

June 6 - 9, 2022


General Information

-UK Summer Trumpet Institute is open to High School, University, and Adult Trumpet Players.
If you are in middle school, you should instead enroll in our new program, the UK Junior Trumpet Institute.


Tuition for the four-day institute is $250.

Room and board is $225. (optional)    Apartment-style housing will be in UK's state-of-the-art fine arts dorm (opened in 2016)

Auditors who are unable to attend the entire week but wish to attend for a single day only may do so for $100 for one single day of the event. To sign up as an auditor, please email

Schedule of Events:

2022 Schedule (PDF)


-Daily master classes, concerts, and performance opportunities

-Specialized classes in solo performance, orchestral excerpts, Baroque trumpet, jazz improvisation, and trumpet ensemble

-Opportunity to work with highly acclaimed guest trumpet artists from around the United States

-Held on the University of Kentucky campus (Lexington, Kentucky)

-On-campus housing available in state-of-the-art Limestone I Fine Arts Dorm (constructed in 2016)

Parent Permission Form:

All students under age 18 at the time of the camp need to fill out the following Parent Permission Form and send to

Special Opportunities:

Hosaphone Ensemble
By request, this year we will have a "Build your own hosaphone trumpet" class as well as a hosaphone ensemble!  We will build our own hosaphone "natural" trumpets out of simple tubing and funnels and play some introductory music on them.

Lip Cam Master Class
The "Lip Cam" is a special mouthpiece that allows you to see what happens inside the mouthpiece as you play. Dr. Jason Dovel will set up a Lip Cam interface for live demonstration, and students will be able to compare their live video to other videos from two years of student video archives at the University of Kentucky.

Ultrasound Research Presentation
In partnership with the UK Dept. of Linguistics, Dr. Marisa Youngs will present a live demonstration of her recent ultrasound research on trumpet playing

More Breakout Sessions
To keep our class sizes smaller and allow for more playing opportunities, in 2019 we will have even more breakout sessions: multiple simultaneous warm-up sessions, breakout topical master classes, more solo and orchestral opportunities, etc.

Junior Trumpet Camp
A new, separate, and parallel camp will be offered in the Fine Arts Building for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade trumpeters. This camp will focus on fundamentals for young students and offer more recreational/fun activities. For more info on the junior trumpet camp, visit this site.

Air Transportation:

If you are flying to Kentucky for the institute, it is recommended that you fly into the Lexington Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Free shuttle pickup to and from the Lexington airport will be available. If you need pickup from the airport, please email your flight information to Jenna Veverka at


For participants who choose the room and board option, housing will be in the new North Campus Holmes Hall, the state-of-the-art fine arts dorm, opened in Fall 2016.

Participants should bring their own linens.

Participants will check-in to the camp the morning of June 6.  Participants will check out the evening of June 9.

If a participant wants to arrive a day early, or stay a day late, this is possible. There will be a $40/day fee for additional days. You will need to contact us ( and pay the fees by May 22 in order to secure your dorm room to arrive a day early or leave a day late.


For students who choose the room and board option, meal options are available both on and off campus, provided by UK Dining Services through PLUS cards. There are many options just across the street from Holmes Hall.


Holmes Hall has numerous storage lockers that students are welcome to use during the camp to store their personal belongings. Students who wish to use a locker should bring their own combination or key lock.

Amenities Available To On-Campus Residents:

Practice rooms
24/7 staffed front desk
Full extra-long (80" x 52" x 8.5") Tempur-Pedic mattress
Fully furnished bedroom with moveable furniture: 4-drawer dresser, desk, desk chair, and built-in closet for each student
Granite countertops
Carpeting in bedrooms
High-speed wired and wireless Internet access
Digital cable
Study rooms on each floor
Recreation room
Community kitchen
Laundry facilities ($1.25 to wash & $1.25 to dry)
Covered bike parking
Refrigerator and microwave combination provided

Payment Deadline:

Payment should be received by May 22, 2022

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Here are some links to YouTube videos from last year's camp to give you a glimpse of what the camp is like:

2019 UKSTI Promo Video

2017 Retrospective / 2018 Promo Video

Ryan Gardner Master Class at the 2018 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Mary Speziale Master Class at the 2018 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Gala Recital #1 at the 2018 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Jazz Improvisation Class at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Jazz Night at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Charlie Geyer Master Class 1 of 3 at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Charlie Geyer Master Class 2 of 3 at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Charlie Geyer Master Class 3 of 3 at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Raquel Rodriquez Master Class at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute


Here are some photos from the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute:

Charlie Geyer, trumpet, at the 2017 UK Sujmmer Trumpet Institute
Charlie Geyer presents a class at the 2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute

Student trumpet ensemble (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)

 Baroque Trumpets (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)
Baroque Trumpet Ensemble reading session (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)

Students in various classes (2017 UK Summer Trumpet Institute)





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